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Create Channel9 Channel

I'm not exactly sure where to start so please point me in the right direction if I need to post this else where.

How does one go about creating a channel? I take using the SDK?

Are any of you a Channel9 watcher? http://channel9.msdn.com/ I would like to have a Channel9 Channel on my Roku.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Create Channel9 Channel

The page you gave only has the RSS feed for the wmv files which Roku does not support (http://channel9.msdn.com/Feeds/RSS/).

But they did have a link to the individual show in an ipod/mp4 format: http://ecn.channel9.msdn.com/o9/ch9/1/2 ... tb_ch9.mp4


If you go to their show page (http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/) you will see a list of their shows.
They have a page for "This Week on Channel 9" (http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/This+Week+On+Channel+9/).
It seems like every show has a iPod/MP4 RSS feed (http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/This+Wee ... feed/ipod/).

Rather than create a channel you can signup to the CDNTwo channel and add these iPod/MP4 feeds. simple.
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CDNOne.com | CDNTwo.com
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Re: Create Channel9 Channel

Thanks campbellwang!

I've created a CDNTwo account and subscribed to one of the feeds.

It seemed to work great but then about 25 mins in to the video it had to rebuffer and then it kept doing that over and over, about every 10 seconds. After 10 rebuffers in about a min or so I gave up.

I tried watching two more videos and had the same issue around 20 mins in or so. I see three main points of failure: my internet connection which tends to drop from about 30secs every hour or so, the Channel9 site and the CDNTwo channel not recovering properly from a loss of video.

Any thoughts on how to debug?
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Re: Create Channel9 Channel

"spottedmahn" wrote:
Thanks campbellwang!

I've created a CDNTwo account and subscribed to one of the feeds.

It seemed to work great but then about 25 mins in to the video it had to rebuffer and then it kept doing that over and over, about every 10 seconds. After 10 rebuffers in about a min or so I gave up.

I tried watching two more videos and had the same issue around 20 mins in or so. I see three main points of failure: my internet connection which tends to drop from about 30secs every hour or so, the Channel9 site and the CDNTwo channel not recovering properly from a loss of video.

Any thoughts on how to debug?


The first place to start is to play an item from one of their feeds in Windows Media Player or QuickTime player.
This is a good way to test the file and your connection.
Please send us an email once you have tested. We can better support you via our email.

Thank you.
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CDNOne.com | CDNTwo.com
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Level 9

Re: Create Channel9 Channel

@campbellwang CDNTwo is doing the trick! Thanks.

@CNDTwo it appears that the streaming reliability issues are on the Channel9 end, thanks.
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Re: Create Channel9 Channel

Almost 9 years after this thread, there is a channel for "Channel9 MSDN" on roku store. Check it out if still interested. I love to see it in the big screen while relaxing on my couch.
https://channelstore.roku.com/details/2 ... nnel9-msdn
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